Patriots open season with loss to Brattleboro


BRATTLEBORO — The Mount Anthony boys tennis team began its season on the road at Brattleboro, returning after a 7-0 loss on Tuesday.

No. 1 PJ Seward lost 6-3, 6-2 to Oliver Goodman, while No. 5 Luke Williams, a freshman in his first varsity competition, had the closest match of the day, losing in the end, 6-4 and 7-6 (7-5).

No. 2 Jacob D'Amour, No. 3 Brendan Hay and No. 4 Griffin Mattison all fell in straight sets for the Patriots.

In doubles, No. 1 Aaron Hulett and Peter Drew and No. 2 Jeson Li and Kai Bing Ang were defeated in straight sets.

Mount Anthony continues a busy week with matches today on the road at Rutland and home on Thursday against Bellows Falls.

SVC comeback falls short

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. >> Southern Vermont College attempted to overcome a seven-goal deficit Tuesday afternoon in non-conference women's lacrosse action at Ferrari Field, but hosting Bard College withstood the Mountaineers' second-half push for the Raptors to win 10-6.

Bard took a 7-0 lead into halftime before SVC got its offense going. The Mountaineers outscored Bard in the second period, getting to within three late in the game. The Raptor defense maintained the hosts' lead, however, to fend off the Mountaineer comeback.

Southern Vermont junior captain Mel Orrell scored a game-high four goals in the effort while adding an assist, a game-best seven ground balls, a team-high three draw controls, and three caused turnovers. Mountaineer freshman Aubrey Vierstra added a goal and two ground balls for the visitors, and sophomore Paige Vitale had another score for SVC.

Freshman goalkeeper Sydnee Julian stopped 10 Bard shots in the loss (1-4).

SVC (2-7) returns home for a Thursday non-league matchup, hosting The Sage Colleges for a 4 p.m. first draw.

MAU needs umpires for baseball, softball

BENNINGTON >> Mount Anthony Union High School is looking for umpires for junior varsity and middle school baseball and softball games this spring. Please contact Athletic Director Tim Brown at or 447-1899, Ext. 5 if interested. Games generally start at 4:30 p.m.

3-D Archery Competition

BENNINGTON >> The first bow-hunting competition of the season will take place on Sunday, April 24. Registration at the Catamount Bow Hunters is from 7 a.m. to noon and costs $10 for adults and $5 for youths. Little kids are free with a paid adult.

The club is on Fuller Road west, the first left past the Apple Barn on Route 7A.

Food will be available and members and non-members are welcome. For more information, call 802-442-3667 or go to their page on Facebook.

Horseshoe club tournament

BENNINGTON >> Beginning Monday, April 25, the Bennington Horseshoe Club will host its weekly league, which runs for 16 weeks, every event starting at 6 p.m at Upper Willow Park.

Sign-ups for the league will take place on April 16 and April 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. and a partner is needed for the league. The membership fee is $5 for the season and the weekly fee is $5 per player. Youth 6-12 is $1 a week and for 13-18 is $3 a week. The Club will also host its Spring Warm-up tournament on May 1, starting at 8 a.m. at Upper Willow Park.

Call 802-949-7094 or 802-440-6269 for more information.

Southern Vermont Storm spaghetti fundraiser

BENNINGTON >> Support the Southern Vermont Storm semi-pro football team at a spaghetti dinner fundraiser.

The event will take place on Friday, April 29, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Eagles on North Street in Bennington.

There will be a spaghetti dinner with garlic bread, salad and dessert.

Presale tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for kids, while tickets at the door are $10 for adult and $8 for kids.

A silent auction and a 50/50 raffle will be held as well. Donations for the auction are appreciated. For more information, call team owner Pat Seaver at 518-378-1653 or visit the Storm on Facebook.

Eagles participating in Operation Hat Trick

ARLINGTON >> Arlington Memorial High School will again partner with other Vermont high schools in support of Operation Hat Trick (OHT), a non-profit organization that assists wounded active service members and veterans with the proceeds from merchandise sales. These dollars benefit organizations that provide direct services to those wounded in action.

For the second season, AMHS varsity baseball players will wear the OHT hats as part of their team uniform and the first time with them will be at the Eagles' first home game on Friday when they take on Poultney at 4:30 p.m. at the Arlington Rec Park. The AMHS Athletic Office will sell baseball caps during this game and throughout the month of April. Hats are $20 each, and the supply is limited.

For more information or to purchase an hat, contact AMHS Athletic Director Ashley Hoyt at or 802-375-2589, extension 137.


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